Bulldogs pluck Eagles, 71-26

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Brantley's running backs were wearing their running shoes last Friday night as they chalked up

514 yards rushing in a 71-26 region win over Pleasant Home.

"Obviously we didn't play very good on defense," PHHS head coach Jimmy Reeves said. "I thought our offense played real well, we just weren't talented enough to tackle their running backs. They've probably got the best running backs in the state at the 1A level. It's going to be tough for anybody to beat these guys. My hats off to them, they're a great team."

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The third-ranked Bulldogs visited the end zone early and often. Senior back Devaris Skanes and sophomore back Chris Booker broke loose for several scores as well as freshman back Terrell Burnett, who saw action late in the contest.

"We knew they'd be really tough and they lived up to everything we had heard about them," Reeves said. "Coach Lowery's got a real good squad and those running backs are unbelievable."

Continuing their trend, Brantley's running backs ran full steam ahead to lead their team to victory. The Bulldogs' head coach David Lowery said team speed played a factor in the win.

"I thought our backs did real well, but I don't know that our line blocked that well," Lowery said. "We outran a lot of people, but I don't know that our line blocked as well as we'll need them too later on down the line. I think we'll have to work on that."

The Bulldogs amassed 630 yards of total offense.

Although Brantley's defense dominated once again, Lowery was disappointed with the 26 points his defense allowed.

"They threw the ball real well," Lowery said. "That's way too many points to be giving up this time a year."

Brantley will host McKenzie tomorrow night in a regional showdown. The homecoming game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.